Genie CCTV to Launch IR-Assisted Cameras Powered by Pixim’s Nightwolf Imaging Solution

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Genie’s new IR-assisted camera range powered by Pixim Nightwolf will be introduced at IFSEC 2012.

Genie IR-Assisted Camera Powered by Pixim Nightwolf

Anyone who has had to install or operate conventional IR-assisted cameras knows their shortcomings and will readily appreciate the quality video captured by Nightwolf.

Pixim Inc., a leading provider of imaging technology for enterprise security cameras, announced today that Genie CCTV Ltd, headquartered in Hertfordshire, England, will be launching its new, Pixim Nightwolf-powered camera range during IFSEC 2012, May 14 – 17, Birmingham UK. Cameras based on Nightwolf eliminate hot spots common to IR cameras and correctly expose highlights as well as darker background details simultaneously—an unprecedented capability in the large market for IR-assisted video security cameras.

Unlike typical IR-assisted analog CCD cameras which attempt to solve the hot spot problem by either closing down a mechanical iris or dimming the infrared LED lights, Genie’s Nightwolf cameras are able to capture both foreground and background details even in cases where very strong IR lighting is deployed. In addition to optimized night-mode operation, Genie’s IR-assisted cameras deliver accurate, high-resolution color images at 690 HTVL effective. The cameras offer a dynamic range of 120 dB max capturing all of the critical details in a scene including highlights, shadows, and mixed lighting without compromising image quality or color accuracy.

“IFSEC 2012 is the perfect launching pad for our new Nightwolf IR-assisted camera range,” says Steve Baker, managing director of Genie CCTV. “At the show, a large portion of the European security market will be able to see live demonstrations of Nightwolf. Anyone who has had to install or operate conventional IR-assisted cameras knows their shortcomings and will readily appreciate the quality video captured by Nightwolf.”

“Over the past 11 years, Genie has proven itself to be a manufacturer of well-designed and engineered security cameras,” explains David Beech, Pixim’s channel development director – EMEA. “They are an ideal company to take Pixim’s Nightwolf solution and use it to develop unique IR-assisted cameras for the European market and beyond.”

About Pixim
Pixim Inc. has been developing innovative imaging technology for enterprise security cameras for more than 12 years. With millions of cameras installed around the globe, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual, self-adjusting cameras. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture high resolution video in natural color, regardless of lighting condition. Headquartered in Mountain View, California with offices in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Ohio, Israel, UK, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Pixim is able to meet the needs of its worldwide customer base. Visit for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1118.

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